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Old 11.03.2016, 15:02
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

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Well, back home we have a lot of varieties of cheese nobody else knows about.
Like Lancashire cheese. The ultimate for cheese on toast, with a little milk and black pepper. Mmmm...
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Old 11.03.2016, 15:53
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

I bought one of each of the Cheddars and just had a small taste test:

English Farmhouse Mature: My favourite of the bunch. A little creamy and well flavoured, not too mild not too strong.

English Vintage: My second favourite, a little less creamy than above and a little milder, but still pleasant to the tastebuds.

Scottish Mature Coloured: My third favourite, but by no means bad. A drier texture and milder flavour than the others, but again still pleasant.

I love cheddar.

Hmm, I may go and make some toasted cheese buns...
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

They freeze well too. I still have some in the freezer since Christmas.
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Old 15.03.2016, 10:11
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

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English Vintage: My second favourite, a little less creamy than above and a little milder, but still pleasant to the tastebuds.

I love cheddar.
Really LOVE Cheddar too.

I normally buy the Cathedral City Mature from Migros as it's always available but I like the English Vintage from Lidl even more. Am really happy the cheddars are back at Lidl.

I'll try out the Farmhouse Mature next.

Godminster Organic Vintage is still my number 1! I wish this was available everywhere.
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Old 15.03.2016, 10:24
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

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Like Lancashire cheese. The ultimate for cheese on toast, with a little milk and black pepper. Mmmm...
Oh no it's useless for cheese on toast IMO as it doesn't melt properly, same for Cheshire which my mother always used to use for cheese on toast when I was a kid.
Cheese on toast is best made with cheeses like cheddar.
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Old 15.03.2016, 11:38
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

Lidl also had some great French cheeses last week including some really tasty Époisses de Bourgogne.



A quick google showed that this cheese has actually been banned from public transport in France because it has quite a strong odour!
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

my fave .....ok,ok there are many other (stinky) cheesy faves for EE.....much to the dismay of my daughters.
Got one box of Epoisses last week and am savouring it a little everyday, try to make it last as long as possible.

Others go to the hairdresser or buy a handbag, clothes or shoes ......when the tight budget allows for it.....I get myself a little bit of special and usually foreign cheese
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UK Cheeses available

FYI all British cheese afficiandos, Stilton, English Mature Cheddar, Scottish mature cheddar available now at Lidl - good prices and long dated.

- 25 December Breakfast = Stilton and 2 bottles of port before 08:00 and the rest of the day including the mother in law will pass in a haze of Christmas good cheer

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Old 22.11.2017, 12:03
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Re: UK Cheeses available

The stilton is OK, but last time we tried the English cheddar and it was dreadful.
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Re: UK Cheeses available

After 2 bottles of port the stilton is perfect. - Its not bad without alcohol either.

The cheddar just like home - soapy and an excuse to eat a jar of branston.

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Old 22.11.2017, 12:52
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Re: UK Cheeses available

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The stilton is OK, but last time we tried the English cheddar and it was dreadful.
The one marked as "Vintage" is actually pretty good imo. The "Mature" and "Scottish" are like any supermarket cheddar.
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Old 22.11.2017, 14:48
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Re: UK Cheeses available

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The one marked as "Vintage" is actually pretty good imo. The "Mature" and "Scottish" are like any supermarket cheddar.
The vintage in Aldi is better, and cheaper, that the extra mature cathedral city available in coop. I have now made the switch to Aldi for cheese.

Not tried Lidl.

*disclaimer* I use these mostly for cooking purposes, for cheese board I go to Grumpy's British Cheese Centre in the Viadukt *disclaimer*
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Old 22.11.2017, 15:03
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Re: UK Cheeses available

A couple of reviews of some of the Lidl cheeses from a previous iteration of this thread (with which I'll now merge this one).
https://www.englishforum.ch/2490643-post93.html
https://www.englishforum.ch/2553217-post162.html
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Old 22.11.2017, 15:55
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

What are the prices?
Do they sell them in Lidl and Aldi in Germany?
Will check Lidl tomorrow in Waldshut.
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Re: UK Cheeses available

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*disclaimer* I use these mostly for cooking purposes, for cheese board I go to Grumpy's British Cheese Centre in the Viadukt *disclaimer*
Grumpy's just down the PO to post your cheque
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Old 22.11.2017, 17:27
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

Did the Aldi - Lidl test today (anything you don't like you have to check out again after a year or two).
Still don't like Aldi. Offer very limited (okay, okay, the one in Winterthur, others might be bigger), no ice-cream?!, hassle to find the things you know they sell, warehouse-type presentation. Friendly staff though (all German ).

Lidl I admit was kind of nice. Yes, lots of British meat on offer - bought much too much, will have a great time the coming week - got a lamb-gigot = I'm in trouble, I never prepared a gigot. (Btw. it says explicitly that you can't freeze that British meat again).
Very interesting ice-cream creations
What I don't know is: Will I find these things again when I go back as Aldi and Lidl seem to be these one-off-offerers.
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Walked out with all that meat - and all lamb - that looks very appealing and payed ridiculously little in comparison to Migros and Coop. It's not bio though but let's imagine all these lambs ran around in Kent and it almost is, no?

I will give Lidl a chance from now on.
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Old 22.11.2017, 17:55
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What are the prices?
Do they sell them in Lidl and Aldi in Germany?
Will check Lidl tomorrow in Waldshut.
Lidl CH

Lidl DE

The surprising thing is, even this discounter has them uppriced by 40%. Who does Lidl CH buy from, its German parent or the suppliers?

Farmhouse isn't available in Germany, does that mean Lidl CH does its own purchases?
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Old 22.11.2017, 18:19
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Lidl CH

Lidl DE

The surprising thing is, even this discounter has them uppriced by 40%. Who does Lidl CH buy from, its German parent or the suppliers?

Farmhouse isn't available in Germany, does that mean Lidl CH does its own purchases?
Gets it in from the UK. The Farmhouse cheddar comes from Cheshire.
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Old 22.11.2017, 18:50
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

Not the Cheddar Gorge?
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

Do they make any of it around there these days?
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